Cable / Failed Convict, The
Album: Failed Convict, The   Collection:General
Artist:Cable   Added:Oct 2009
Label:The End Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-29 Pull Date: 2010-01-31 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 3 Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 02, 2010: public noize racket
The Failed Convict
4. Jan 16, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton - (In)Complete Control
Jim's Dream, The Smashing Machine
2. Feb 03, 2010: public noize racket
Welcome To Dickson
5. Jan 02, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-The BEAST of '09 & Then Some
Men On Mountains
3. Jan 23, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Sleep Later, Music Now!
Gun Metal Grey
6. Dec 16, 2009: public noize racket
Jim's Dream

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-11-28
Heavy duty Rawk from Rockville, Connecticut without the obvious genre clichés or predictability. Previously this band had Jeff Caxide from Isis & Red Sparrows. Although, Randy Larsen-his replacement (from ’96-now) is no slouch. Big guitars and shouted but very directed, well-worn vocals. Plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting. All of this flows like a concept record about a lost soul named Jim. Somewhere in the neighborhood of Unsane, recent Kylesa, a very rabid version Clutch all crossed with the grit of a Upton Sinclair story. GREAT STUFF!

(((((1)))))) Piano, bombastic, steady heavy rawk with a ton of loud low end.
((((((2)))))) Slightly twangy guitars, great use of stop-stars and vocal punctuation.
(((((3))))) Noisy heavy rawk with a melodic chorus. Not unlike mid-period Unsane.
((((((((4))))))) Super-catchy & addictive but short. Should-be Classic Rawk. Hell yesssss!
(((((5))))) (FCC “fucking” sung once) Fast & bombastic, great use of harmonics and Unsane/AmRep label styled chorus.
(((((6))))) Worn down, steady, straight-up big melodic sound with plenty of modern tone/structure.
(((((7))))) (FCC “shit” sung once, motherfucker said once) Trippy, straight-ahead poppy (!) rock oddly not unlike a better Alice In Chains. Second half is some cool spoken word by Mike Watt. Ends with noise.
(((((8))))) Noise rawk 101, with screamy stop-starts then gets SUPER heavy around 2 min.
(((((((9)))))) Fanastic & super catchy as fuck. Totally gives off the “unconquerable” tone. “Beer is cold, the whiskey’s cold. The sun is coming up/we are men-men of mountains”.
(((((10))))) (FCC “Fucking” sung twice) Straight hard rock riff with pained vocals that oddly recall Mudhoney. Nice odd-meter and guitar tones.
(((((11)))) Very catchy, bassy with near perfect vocal delievery. Lyrically conjuring images of “There Will Be Blood”. Even the autotune-ish bit is annoying but otherwise quite good.
((((((12))))) Danzig-ish then regular vocals, simple bombast & start-stops. Excellent stuff.
(((((((13)))))) Well-worn semi-Southern vocals, big swaggery heavy rawk with great tone & drumming. Awesome chorus, too.

Track Listing
1. Jim's Dream   7. Outside Abilene
2. Gun Metal Grey   8. The Smashing Machine
3. Be The Wolf   9. Men On Mountains
4. Failure Comin' Down   10. Sleep Produces Monsters
5. Gulf Of Texaco   11. Palm Sunday
6. Welcome To Dickson   12. Running Out Of Roads To Ride
  13. The Failed Convict